Golden Earring - WikipediaBest known in the U.S. for its hard rock material, Golden Earring has been the most popular homegrown band in the Netherlands since the mid-'60s, when they were primarily a pop group. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist George Kooymans and bassist/vocalist Rinus Gerritsen, then schoolboys, in 1961; several years and personnel shifts later, they had their first Dutch hit, "Please Go," and in 1968 hit the top of the Dutch charts for the first of many times with "Dong-Dong-Di-Ki-Di-Gi-Dong," a song that broadened their European appeal. By 1969, the rest of the lineup had stabilized, with lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Barry Hay and drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk... read more...
Golden Earrings - Singles 1965-19671965 was a crucial year for the Golden Earrings. During one of their gigs they are discovered by Fred Haayen, a student who works in the depot of record company Polydor. Haayen manages to get them a record deal with Polydor and will later becomes the band's producer. The group releases its full-length debut Just Earrings. The first single is Please Go, which shoots straight to number 10. The release of the next single, Lonely Everyday, is being postponed when it is discovered that the title of the single's b-side, Not To Find, is grammatically incorrect.The next year starts with a Top 3 hit for the single That Day. The Golden Earrings now spearhead the blooming beat scene in their hometown The Hague, also known as Liverpool by the North Sea, because of the many Dutch beat groups (Q65, Shocking Blue, the Motions) the city has brought forward. Other hits for the Earrings this year include If You Leave Me, Daddy Buy Me A Girl and Don't Run Too Far. Shortly before the release of the album Winter Harvest guitarist De Ronde leaves the band. Shortly after the release of Winter Harvest Frans Krassenburg leaves the band. He is replaced by Barry Hay (formerly the Haigs) who had shortly before that turned down an offer to join Shocking Blue. Sound Of The Screaming Day is another big hit in 1967.
1. Please Go 2. Chunk of Steel 3. Lonely Everyday 4. That Day 5. Words I Need 6. If You Leave Me 7. Waiting For You 8. Daddy Buy Me a Girl 9. What You Gonna Tell 10. Don't Run Too Far 11. Wings 12. In My House 13. Smoking Cigarettes 14. Dream 15. There Will Be a Tomorrow 16. Call Me 17. Sound of the Screaming Da 18. She Won't Come to Me 19. Together We Live, Togethe 20. I Wonder- Preview (Togeth